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"Our client runs a family-owned business in the production industry of food products.

They are looking for a Head of Operations who will be responsible for overseeing the production and distribution of a range of food products. S/he will ensure the organisation is running smoothly to meet the expectations and needs of the customers."

Head of Operations

Engineering Graduate Trainee Flamingo Horticulture 2022

Job Ref: FH/EG/3

Flamingo Horticulture is a vertically integrated horticultural business active in the growing, processing, marketing, and distribution of sustainably produced flowers and premium vegetables.

Flamingo Horticulture is a core supplier to leading UK retailers and internationally, to customers in Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, Japan, and Australia.

The quality of their processing operations, distribution network, and extensive farming operations in Africa give them the infrastructure and technical capabilities to deliver an impeccable service to all of their customers, helping them maintain their position as one of the leading, global companies within the industry.

The Group consists of Flamingo Flowers, Flamingo Produce, Flamingo Horticulture Kenya, Omniflora and FV SeleQt.

The group employs more than 9,000 people globally. They are an ethical business that prides itself on being fully committed to the principles of fairness and sustainability.

They are looking for seven (7) highly ambitious, driven and result-oriented graduate trainees to join their team.

Flamingo has selected By Appointment Africa (BAA) to run this graduate program in its entirety. This is important to note as all correspondence will come via BAA. (Details below)

Why enroll for the Flamingo Graduate Trainee Program?

The Scheme: 

The program is designed to give the successful candidates broad experience in a variety of business functions, to fully understand the way in which the business operates, and to uncover their leadership potential. With this strong foundation of extensive knowledge and experience, you will be in a prime position to take on a senior position after completing the program, which runs for three (3) years.

Each placement will be a real role, giving you genuine responsibility from day one. You will gain real leadership experience that will be invaluable to your long-term career.

You can expect to develop a strong understanding of a range of functions and roles that may include:

Supply – Collaborate with suppliers and customers to understand and meet demand

Operations – Working to understand and add value to the core farming operations

Account Management – Managing strategic relationships with the likes of Tesco, M&S, and Waitrose

Buying – Sourcing great products at the right price

Other Functional and Technical roles within the business.

At the end of the program, you will take on a substantive post within the mid to senior management team with the goal of becoming a future business leader.

Training and Development: 

Throughout the program, you will receive extensive and exceptional learning and development opportunities. You will have a mentor throughout the program to monitor your development, as well as support from your Line Manager at each rotation.

You will have the opportunity to study for further qualifications including potential sponsorship for post-graduate qualifications. Specific on-the-job training will also be provided at each rotation.

Salary and Benefits: 

Your salary will be competitive and you could expect this to increase throughout the course of the program.

Knowledge & Qualifications

• Preferable Agricultural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or Automotive Engineering degreeAn achieved degree is essential.

• Strong leadership potential, blue-sky thinking, and a strong ability to work alone and within a team.

• A desire to progress within this industry is imperative to being successful in the program.

• Numerically confident and naturally analytical.

• Strong communication skills, entrepreneurial mindset, and capability of dealing with people at every business level.

Who you are: 

You are highly ambitious, with a passion and in-depth understanding of growing, with an infectious enthusiasm for learning.

You are hands-on, with a proactive approach, and will not be a clockwatcher.

You are authentic and knowledgeable about farming and horticulture practices.

You do enjoy being accountable and taking ownership of your tasks.

You are able to thrive on being able to deliver against demanding deadlines.

You have great people skills.

To apply follow the link below ,quoting the Job Reference in the subject header of your mail.

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